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First Lenders One Powered by Family First Funding Branch opens in Newton, New Jersey Walmart
Posted By Lindsay Byrne on Oct 07, 2022

Tom’s River, New Jersey — October 7th, 2022 — The first Walmart-based in-store branch Lenders One location opened today in Newton, NJ and is powered by Family First Funding LLC. Founded in 2011 and based in Toms River, New Jersey, Family First Funding is a retail mortgage lender licensed to do business in 35 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Family First Funding offers high quality mortgage banking services to residential and business customers, with an aim to provide clients with fair and reasonable rates and costs, while keeping their clients informed and educated throughout the process. 

“This is an exciting opportunity for us and allows us to focus even further on our goal of helping our local community become homeowners and gain education in the process,” states Gabriel Gillen, President and Co-Founder of Family First Funding. 

Christopher Keelin, Northeast Senior Vice President at Family First Funding will be leading the team at the Newton, NJ Lenders One location. Chris currently oversees a sales team of approximately 100 loan officers and the growth of their $750+ per year pipeline.  

“We’ve built an incredible team and process centered around the client experience, and we’re excited to bring that same experience to this location,” Chris explains.  

Although recent months have led to increases in mortgage rates and home prices, the team is confident and optimistic about the growth of the market. “Affordability starts with education. When we can educate future homeowners on their current financial position and help them take advantage of opportunities to improve their finances, everyone wins,” says Gillen. “We have many creative solutions to help clients achieve the goal of owning property, and we continue to come up with innovative solutions to combat current market challenges. 

Weekly in-store promotions can be expected for those who visit the store, as well as access to free financial tools to prepare clients for homeownership. 

About Family First Funding 

Family First Funding is located at 26 Hampton House Road, Newton, NJ 07860. Another Walmart-based in-store branch Lenders One location will open within the next 30 days in Orlando, FL. For more information, contact Branch Manager Edward MacDermid, NMLS #1158760 (973) 769-0457 or emacdermid@fam1fund.com 

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